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H3 Hip Hop Comp

When:

Fri 28 Jun 2013, 5:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • H3 Tickets: Free ($0.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Listed by: danw

Crews from refugee and migrant backgrounds and their friends will battle it out for awesome prizes in the H3 Hip Hop Comp! H3 – an initiative of the Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) – aims to make sexual health messages accessible to refugee and migrant young people through hip hop. The result is an exciting opportunity for 15-25 year olds to get creative with their hip hop skills and get the message out about sexual health.

Some of Australia's premiere hip hop heavyweights are also joining the H3 cause, providing their expertise to adjudicate the event. Appearing and performing at the H3 Hip Hop Comp will be:
N'fa Jones - Born in London to a Sierra Leonean father and West Australian mother, N'fa grew up in Perth before moving to Melbourne. N'fa is a singer, songwriter and producer who has worked internationally with musical luminaries including Roots Manuva, Black Eyed Peas and the highly successful Australian underground hip hop group 1200 Techniques - an outfit he co-founded. N'fa's career has covered the UK, USA, Asia and Europe performing in live venues and festivals, as well as working with high risk youth in different pockets of the world.

M.C.K. - Growing up in a highly musical family from the Comoros Islands, songstress M.C.K (aka Machehi C Komba) started singing at a young age in front of family and later joined her primary school music group. She is now lead soprano for MASSIVE - Australia’s first hip hop choir which brings together emceeing, lush three part harmonies and body percussion to create a new hip hop genre powered by cultural diversity. M.C.K. has also performed at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Lounge, the International Human Rights Festival at Federation Square and the Falls Festival as a solo performer, part of MASSIVE and with Diafrix.

Mantra - As an artist, Mantra has covered a huge amount of ground in the last eight years. One of Australia’s most popular rappers, he is an Obese Records alumni with two albums under his belt, an outstanding amount of airplay and, above all, the kind of respect that earned him the label ‘your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper’.
Back in 2013 with a new single and a new label, Mantra has kicked off the year by signing with Ten To Two Records and dropping his first song for the label, Loudmouth. Autobiographical and unapologetic, Loudmouth tells the story of Mantra’s path from class clown to MC, laying a serious chorus hook over an irresistible beat.